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  •  Oh, yes (2+ / 0-)
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    wintergreen8694, SoCalSal

    When my dad fell and broke his hip, then moved into a rehab after the replacement, there were doctors who would make regular visits to this rehab, find their patients on the list and go visit them, then (I'm sure) bill Medicaid for stopping in the room for 2 minutes.
    My father had a rare form of leukemia that had been in remission for over 10 years, and his oncologist showed up and wanted to do all kinds of tests to check on the leukemia. My mom threw him out, I'm proud to say.

    Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

    by skohayes on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 06:35:55 AM PDT

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    •  When did doctors become the Enemy? (0+ / 0-)

      btw the "2 minutes" in the room is the tip of the iceberg. You don't know about the time spent on phone calls looking for lab results, checking x-rays, consulting with other physicians, physical therapy, chart review. PAPERWORK. All in the service of your father.  Oh, and, btw he survived leukemia long enough to break his hip. Did he treat himself?

      You're welcome.

      •  It's Florida (1+ / 0-)
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        My father went in that rehab and a week later was back in the hospital with aspiration pneumonia, stayed for 2 weeks (because of an untreated bedsore that got infected) and then back to another rehab.  Two weeks there and back to the hospital where they were talking about amputating his leg because he hadn't gotten the correct wound treatment at the second rehab. Unfortunately, the pneumonia killed him before they could decide on whether an 86 year old man in poor health could withstand an amputation surgery.
        I could tell you about my 50 year old girlfriend who went to a local hospital to have a hysterectomy, whoever closed her incision sewed her catheter in and they had to go back in and get that out, and then she developed a MRSA infection and instead of being in the hospital for 3 days, it turned out to be three weeks. The hospital's lawyer made sure to visit her on her release date to inform her that state law prevented her from recovering any damages from the hospital. I thought that was a nice touch.
        By the way, I work for a 3 vet practice, I understand about checking lab results, consultations, physical therapy, etc. I also know that the staff does most of the leg work.

        Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

        by skohayes on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:14:35 AM PDT

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